Friday, June 7, 2013

Calendar Girls' Blog Hop...Flag Day and Fishing Day!

Welcome to our June Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search, the interesting facts you may find... the special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "June, they’ll let me take you to the Junior Prom.”

Ahhh, yes, remember those prom days, let alone the prom pictures?? I remember my Senior Prom –my date picked me up in his parents’ “clunker.” Wait, wait, it gets better! We were supposed to go to NYC after the prom…He didn't want to take his parents’ car so we ended up riding the BUS into New York City!!! Can you believe it?? The BUS!! Can you say NERD?? Sitting on the bus in your prom gown and tuxedo…what a memory! Well enough with that, on to the projects!

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Vicky at The entire line-up is available below my projects, just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

If you arrived from Lynne’s blog, then you are right on track!

I’d like to share 2 projects that I created to recognize holidays in June…The 1st is Flag Day which occurs on June 14th and the second is Fishing Day which occurs on June 18th!

So here we go…

If you are from any state in the South you should be familiar with the “pillowcase” dress! 
Well, if you aren't, you are about to be! 

Pillowcase dresses have been around for hundreds of years. They came about as an easy and inexpensive way to clothe children. The original dresses were made from potato sacks, old linens and …pillow cases! These dresses are still popular and have taken on many modern twists.

I made this simple cute patriotic dress for my granddaughter of 
18 months...

It was all made from fabric that I found in the $1.00/yard bin at 
Wal-Mart! It could really be made from scraps you have from other projects; it only took me about ½ yard of material. The stars came from a $2.00 package of buttons in my stash. It only took me approximately 5 hours (should have been less without interruptions and breaks)! 

 And there you have it, a “pillowcase” dress that is still inexpensive, cute and can be worn for all patriotic holidays!
(Let me know in the comments if you would like to see a tutorial on how to make a "pillowcase" dress)

On to Fishing Day…This card is a fun and interactive card! Not only can it be used for Fishing Day but it would make 
a wonderful Father's Day Card (also in June) too!

The fisherman and his boat are both chalked and paper pieced from scraps that I had. 
He is drifting among layers of waves that are inked and embossed. 
The fishing line of string dangles in the waves with hopes of catching that playful fish! The playful fish beneath his boat is on a penny slider.

Watch the video of my daughter demonstrating how the card actually works:

Well, it was fun sharing the holidays with you. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t miss the others in the hop because there are great projects and blog candy too!

The line-up for June includes:
Vicky ~
Janet ~
Anita ~
Kimberly ~
Laura -
Lynne ~
Miriam ~
Lisa ~

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

1. Miriam's Crafting Supplies is offering ten (10) sets of pearls to one lucky winner by becoming a fan on her new blog, Miriam's Crafting Blog,

2.The Stamping Chef,, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed some of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls’ posts along with her facebook page,, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

3.Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants on your worst prom memory.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is at Sandy’s
Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on July 13, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!